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Michigan Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

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Updated on September 25th, 2021

Michigan month-to-month lease agreement outlines terms for a periodic tenancy arrangement wherein a tenant leases residential property on a monthly basis. Specified in the agreement are conditions similar to those found in a standard lease. The initial date of occupancy, monthly rent, security deposit amount, and utility fees are defined in both standard and month-to-month tenancy agreements.

Unlike a standard lease, a monthly agreement has no fixed termination date and will continue to renew for an additional month unless terminated by either the landlord or tenant. This type of leasing arrangement gives each party more control over their ability to end the lease or modify its terms.

Notice for Terminating (§ 534.134(1)) – One (1) Month

Tenant Screening – Michigan Rental Application

Disclosures (5)

  1. Domestic Violence
  2. Inventory Checklist
  3. Lead-Based Paint
  4. Security Deposit Notice
  5. Truth in Renting Act

1) Domestic Violence Victims

Landlords must notify tenants of the fact that they will be released from their obligation to pay rent if they become victims of domestic abuse.

2) Inventory Checklist

Two (2) copies of an inventory checklist must be provided at the beginning of tenancy so the tenant can record the condition of the rental property.

3) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

By federal law, all landlords must disclose whether or not lead-based paint is present on a rental property that was built before 1978.

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4) Security Deposit Notice

Whenever a landlord demands a security deposit from a tenant, they must provide a receipt with information about where the deposit will be held.

5) Truth in Renting Act

Rental agreements must have the following mandatory statement displayed in a prominent place:

NOTICE: Michigan law establishes rights and obligations for parties to rental agreements. This agreement is required to comply with the Truth in Renting Act. If you have a question about the interpretation or legality of a provision of this agreement, you may want to seek assistance from a lawyer or other qualified person.